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Placed my deposit for my new Smoker From AJ's Custom Cookers

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  • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
    Club Member
    • Dec 2019
    • 30
    • Central Iowa
    • Smokers - Klose 2042 offset
      Traeger Pro22
      Char-grilled Akron Kamado

      Grills - Weber Genesis II SE-410
      Blackstone Charcoal Kabob grill
      Blackstone 36” Griddle
      Engelbrecht Santa Maria (campfire edition)

      Fryer - 5 gallon LP deep fryer

      Thermometers - Thermapen MK4 Black
      ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
      FireBoard Basic

      Instagram Name - CubbieHawkBBQ

    Placed my deposit for my new Smoker From AJ's Custom Cookers

    Well, I finally did it...I've been following over 100 builders of smokers and customer builders on facebook for the past 5 years and have finally pulled the trigger. I decided to put my deposit in with AJ's Custom Cookers out of the Ft Worth area. Now the long 6-10 month wait. I'm excited to have a cooker that is designed for me and what I want to do. The pics I'm adding are not mine, but the same size and style. It's an 30x96 reverse flow with warming box, full size 60" charcoal grill, double burner and I'll probably add a Blackstone griddle and a fryer. Eventually, I'll add the sink option and a roof like the one I show, but finances kept me from going too crazy! Can't wait to show ya'll mine!
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  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 6102
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Thermopops
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #2
    Holy cow!

    Congrats!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Thanks! I'm really excited about it. Eventually I'll get the roof and sink added to mine...but for now, it'll get the job done!

    • HawkerXP
      HawkerXP commented
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      So....what are you going to do with that monster?

    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      I wanna start doing pop-ups and also to extend my catering limits.

      Then as a Vet, I wanna do some cooks for Vets around my area, try and give back a little bit.
  • Steve B
    Club Member
    • Jun 2016
    • 3108
    • Rockland county New York
    • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
      Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

      22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

      Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

      1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
      1 maverick et-733 - gray
      1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
      1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
      1 thermoworks thermopop - red

      Pre Miala flavor injector
      taylor digital scale
      TSM meat grinder
      chefs choice food slicer
      cuisinhart food processor
      food saver vacuum sealer
      TSM harvest food dehydrator

    #3
    OH SNAP That's gonna be awesome. Congrats.

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Thanks! Just so difficult to wait that long, lol...

    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      I hear you on that one. Thought 5 months was an eternity waiting for my LSG.

    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Yeah, backyards from AJ are 4-6 months. But trailers are 6-10...I'm sure it'll be closer to 10, lol. And just hope it gets done sooner!
  • Donw
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 3387

    #4
    Fantastic. Go big or go home!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Pretty much! I could've gotten a 1000 gallon, but I like that not everybody has one that'll look like mine!

    • Panhead John
      Panhead John commented
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      Yeah. Cause pretty much everybody I know has a rig like that. 😂

    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      I just meant that a lot of guys are using 1000 gallons...Not exactly everyone, lol. I mean, up here in Iowa, I know at least 2 guys using 1000 gallon offsets. Down in Texas, I'm sure it's probably 50%...
  • lostclusters
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 363
    • Oceanside, CA
    • Mak 1 Star
      KBQ-C60
      Char-Griller Legacy Charcoal Grill w/Side Firebox
      WSM 22.5"
      ThermoWorks Smoke
      ThermoWorks Thermapen
      Rock's Stoker II wifi
      Flameboss 500

    #5
    Awesomeness!!!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Thanks...just trying to twiddle my thumbs waiting, lol
  • tiewunon
    Club Member
    • May 2020
    • 522
    • Virginia Beach, Va

    #6
    Congratulations on the new cooker. Hope you don't mind me hanging on your coat tails until delivery.

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Not at all...soonest I'll get it is May 3rd (my wife's birthday) which is 6 months...September 3rd would put it at 10 months. Just hoping I have it so I can do a cook or two before trying to find a Vets cook.
  • bbqLuv
    Club Member
    • Jan 2020
    • 1242
    • Milwaukie, OR

    #7
    Looks kinda big for the backyard. But okay. Looks amazingly professional.
    Are you on schedule for competition BBQ'ing?

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Definitely not a backyard pit...and not planning on comps yet...if I was to do that, I'd probably get one of his 30x60 standard offsets instead. As I mentioned a couple of replies up, it's more for my catering, to start doing some pop-ups and then doing some other things on that same basis.
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 2430
    • Brentwood CA
    • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
      Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
      LSG Insulated Cabinet
      Jumbo Joe
      VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
      FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
      Thermoworks Signal
      Thermoworks Dot
      Thermopen Mk4

    #8
    My My MY That's a BBQ

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Yes! I can't wait...excited to see what mine looks like when I get it.
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 13309
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    #9
    Congrats! That's a real smoker for sure!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Yes sir! She's gonna be a beast! Can't wait!
  • bardsleyque
    Club Member
    • Oct 2015
    • 655
    • Snoqualmie Wa.

    #10
    Nice unit! Cubs and Hawks!!! Go (sea)Hawks!!!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Thank you! Cubs and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes! Go Hawks!
  • dtresca
    Club Member
    • Jul 2020
    • 150
    • Omaha, Nebraska

    #11
    Beautiful! Congrats!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Thank you! I can't wait...gonna be a long few months to wait!
  • Andrrr
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 391
    • Wisconsin
    • WSCG
      Weber Kettle 22”
      Weber Smokey Joe
      Blackstone 36”

    #12
    Daaaaannnngggg...

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      That's what I said the first time I saw his cookers, lol. They're different and I love that about em!
  • Panhead John
    Club Member
    • Aug 2020
    • 949
    • Houston, Texas
    • Weber 22” Master Touch Kettle, added a side shelf
      Weber 14” Smokey Mountain Smoker
      SnS For the Kettle
      Set of Grill Grates
      Thermo Pro Remote Dual Probe Thermometer
      Rotisserie For The Kettle
      J. A. Henckels Knives
      Work Sharp E-5 Electric Knife Sharpener
      Char-Broil Instant Read Meat Thermometer

    #13
    Wowzer!!! We can’t wait to see that baby loaded up with food, all fired up and see the final products. Just remember, they recommend before exposing to the general public.....all test cooks should be done in Texas to break it in. In fact Houston is highly recommended as a first stop. I’ll bring the beer.

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Actually, the first cook might very well be in Texas when I pick her up from Saginaw...I'm pretty sure AJ has a few smokers down in the Houston area. And I agree...I can't wait til I have her fully loaded with some briskets!!! Gonna be epic!
  • TripleB
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 853
    • La Crescenta
    • Jambo Backyard Smoker
      Weber Smokey Mountain (22" & 18.5")
      Portable Kitchen 360
      Portable Kitchen Grill
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Weber "Brownie" Circa 1978 22"
      Weber Gas Grill, Silver A
      BBQ Guru ATC
      Favorite Beer: Peroni
      Favorite Sports Teams: Rams, Dodgers, Kings, UCLA Bruins

    #14
    I was going to get that exact model, but I decided on a WSM instead . Seriously, you learn to put out good Que on that rig and you are indeed a Pitmaster. Well done sir. Grill on!

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    • Panhead John
      Panhead John commented
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      Now that was funny as Hell! 😂
      Last edited by Panhead John; December 31, 2020, 09:52 PM.

    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      That was funny as all get out! I can't wait til I get to rock her out and take my next step and do some popups loaded with briskets!
  • kenrobin
    Charter Member
    • Jun 2015
    • 397
    • Clayton, CA
    • Cookers
      - 18" Weber Smokey Mountain (2000)
      - Weber Genesis EP-310 (2013-2015)
      - 22.5" Weber Master Touch (2015)
      - Traeger Pro Tailgater (2015)
      - Mak 1 Star General w/ wi-fi (2016)

      Thermostats
      - ThermaQ
      - Thermapen
      - ChefAlarm
      - DOT
      - iGrill2

    #15
    Congratulations, you're going to have a ton of fun cooking on that!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      For sure! His cookers are extremely efficient and this is gonna be fun learning a new stickburner!

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